[TYPO3-english] New TYPO3 site

Dan Osipov dosipov at phillyburbs.com
Fri Feb 20 22:03:55 CET 2009

We have a cluster of two servers for majority of PHP processing (Quad 
core, 16Gb RAM), a server for serving static content to offload the main 
servers, iSCSI for storage of fileadmin, and a few directories from 
typo3temp (not the whole directory though!), and a DB server(2 quad 
cores, 8Gb RAM), which we are planning to split into Master/Slave 
cluster of several servers.

Let me know if you have any questions about any specific area of our 
setup. I occasionally post blogs if I find a new way of doing something 
that causes significant improvements in performance.

Dan Osipov
Calkins Media

Graham Solomon wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I wonder if you would mind describing your hosting platform? You receive 
> alot of traffic and I am curious what hardware you have to serve your 
> visitors.
> We are considering our options at the moment as our current setup is 
> starting to struggle, clustering is one option we are considering but we 
> have almost no expertise here for that and I haven't found much on the 
> internet relating to it specifically for TYPO3 so we'd have quite a 
> steep learning curve to overcome.
> Kind Regards,
> Graham Solomon
> Daniel Huf wrote:
>> Yes thanks Dan for these hints.
>> Good luck Stefano, I'm in the same boat ;)
>> Daniel
>> stefano cecere wrote:
>>> thanks for the hints, Dan!
>>> i think those exts and your patch do really make a difference.
>>> looking forward to integrate everything in tt_news 3.0!
>>> note. lately i see more and more big and advanced TYPO3 websites! 
>>> great!!
>>> stefano
>>> Dan Osipov wrote:
>>>> The choice was mainly for the flexibility of TYPO3 core, and not 
>>>> necessarily tt_news. We did modify tt_news to get better performance 
>>>> out of it, and I described my changes in the blog:
>>>> http://danosipov.com/blog/?p=21
>>>> We also used a combination of ttnewscache & ttnewscache_clearlike to 
>>>> minimize cache clearing when new stories are posted (which happens 
>>>> quite often).
>>>> Dan Osipov
>>>> Calkins Media
>>>> http://danosipov.com/blog/
>>>> stefano cecere wrote:
>>>>> Great work Dan!
>>>>> can you explain a bit how you choose the TYPO3/tt_news combo for a 
>>>>> news portal?
>>>>> since tt_news has still some limitations! did you do anything 
>>>>> "esoteric" for performance tuning?
>>>>> i ask you also because we are building the international website 
>>>>> for the worl march for peace and nonviolence:
>>>>> http://www.theworldmarch.org
>>>>> and we are going to put in there (with really "open source" 
>>>>> development) all typo3 best practices!
>>>>> (a good thing for the whole World, but also for the TYPO3 community 
>>>>> i guess!)
>>>>> ciao
>>>>> stefano
>>>>> Dan Osipov wrote:
>>>>>> I am proud to announce that Phillyburbs.com has completed its 
>>>>>> transition to TYPO3 as the primary CMS. Phillyburbs.com is one of 
>>>>>> the leading news sites in the Philadelphia, PA area, attracting 
>>>>>> over 15 million monthly visitors.
>>>>>> The process to migrate the CMS began over a year and a half ago, 
>>>>>> and after analyzing potential candidates for the CMS, TYPO3 was 
>>>>>> chosen as one that offers the greatest flexibility for our future 
>>>>>> development. Development began after that, rebuilding the site 
>>>>>> functionality from scratch. A month ago we began the migration, 
>>>>>> and as of yesterday most critical issues have been resolved.
>>>>>> I want to sincerely thank the entire TYPO3 community for helping 
>>>>>> us every step of the way as we learned the basics of the system, 
>>>>>> all the way through migration. We look forward to years of 
>>>>>> collaboration as we work with the system.

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